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Shroud and feed and drench and harbour the poor
The seven works of bodily mercy — four lines in couplets
Subjects: mercy, works of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Emmanuel College I.2.6 (27), f. 162va
Transcription:
Schrude and fede and drenche and hereborwi þe pouere
Prisones and sikemen gladien and frofre
Pouere liches burie after mannes miȝte
Þis boþ þe saue workes þat creiueþ vre driȝte
Attributed Title: vii opera misericordie (f. 162va)
Editions:
Person, Henry Axel. Cambridge Middle English Lyrics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1953; rev. ed. 1962: 29.